Chelsea are semi final favourites, says Spurs boss Pochettino

Apr 21, 2017, 00:15
Chelsea are semi final favourites, says Spurs boss Pochettino

The Exploding Heads preview the tense FA Cup semifinals, and Ian Fiveankles feels only finals should be played at Wembley.

"If some clubs are interested in some players, it's very clear they need to go and knock on the door of Daniel Levy", Pochettino said.

'We are talking the team who in the last five years has won European competitions, players who have won the World Cup and a manager who won the title in Italy.

"It's a more experienced team than us, but we're in a good moment - a hungry team".

Of the semi-final, Pochettino said: "If there's a favourite, it's Chelsea".

That's domination! The list includes the six players on the short list for PFA Player of the Year, and the 2014-15 PFA Player of the Year (the Blues Eden Hazard).

Confidence is sky high and reflected in an attacking verve that has seen them average over three goals per game during the current winning streak while the defence has not lost any of its miserly qualities. It's a very important competition and we are fighting the best team in England'.

"It is a good chance again on Saturday to compete there because if we will move - next week the club decide - and everything happens in the way we hope, next season we move there and there's no excuses".

Mauricio Pochettino wants Spurs to put on an aggressive display at Wembley.

Chelsea, meanwhile, is still the Premier League leader - by four points over Tottenham - and could yet finish the season with the domestic double. 'If we only look at the data we improved a lot. "Now is the moment, like last season, to show and to translate that feeling and the stats into reality". You can say that, at the end of the season, you grow up and learn if you win some titles. Now to win will be more hard because you're competing with big clubs, big players.

"To reach that level that you challenge and you fight the likes of Chelsea, you compare the players and they have players that won World Cups". He came to Chelsea as a 14-year-old, and has made close to 800 appearances in all competitions since breaking into the first team in 1998. We are going well and we will try to get to the final.

Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent.

Pochettino will be without Michel Vorm (knee), Erik Lamela (hip), Harry Winks (ankle) and Danny Rose (knee) on Saturday, but said England left-back could "maybe" be fit for the North London derby against Arsenal on April 30.

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